Juniper Systems announced the Mesa 2, a rugged IP68-rated dustproof and waterproof 7″ tablet running Windows 10. The Mesa 2 is Juniper Systems’ first Windows device and is the first Windows 10 tablet with an IP68 rating. The Mesa 2 is also MIL-STD-810G-compliant for resistance to extreme temperature (operating: -4 F to 122 F, storage: -22 F to 158 F) and shockproof to 4-foot drops. It is also chemical-resistant. The Mesa 2 is designed as a data collecting device for the field that is powerful enough to be used as a desktop computer in the office.
The Mesa 2 is powered by a Quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 CPU with 4GB of RAM. Storage options are 64GB or 128GB with a MicroSDXC card slot. The WXGA (1280 x 800) screen has a high-visibility backlight for viewing in sunlight and is powered by Intel HD Graphics. The capacitive touchscreen can be used with gloves, small tip stylus, and in wet conditions. The screen has a Dragontrail High Ion-Exchange (HIE) coverglass for increased impact and scratch resistance.
Along with its rugged features, a unique feature of this tablet is the control keypad on the body including a four-way directional pad, Windows/home key, power key, enter key, and three user-programmable function keys.
The tablet has a loud output speaker and dual digital microphone. Ports include 1 USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio jack, 12 VDC power input jack, and docking port connections (power, USB 2.0, & HDMI). There is an optional built-in UHF RFID module and antenna available with some models.
The 39 Whr li-Ion battery is removable. Battery life is 8-10 hours, and there is an optional integrated 19-Whr battery for an additional 4-5 hours.
The Mesa 2 measures 5.40 x 8.48 x 1.36 inches and weighs 1.5–2 pounds.
The Mesa 2 is available in five models. The Standard model has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Geo model adds GNSS GPS and cameras (8MP rear/2MP front). The Geo Cell model adds 4G LTE capability. The Geo BC model has a 1D/2D barcode scanner, and the Geo Cell BC has 4G LTE and barcode scanner.
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The Mesa 2 looks like a really cool tablet and I especially like that the keypad on the body includes a four-way directional pad – very cool and I am very tempted!